Jerad Eickhoff took a step back in 2017, failing to build on the promise he showed the year before when he looked like a solid mid-rotation arm. His walk rate almost doubled, going from 1.9 BB/9 to 3.7 BB/9, and his ERA jumped from 3.65 to 4.71. It's possible that some of Eickhoff's poor performance can be attributed in part to injury -- he made two trips to the disabled list and was limited to just 24 starts -- and bad luck (.328 BABIP, .278 in 2016). Eickhoff added to his strikeout rate (8.3 K/9), and his 4.30 FIP gives reason to believe he could be a bounceback candidate, as that mark was slightly better than league average and just a shade worse than his 4.19 FIP from 2016. A pitcher who puts up a 4.30 ERA is not a great asset in most fantasy formats, but it's enough to keep him in a major-league rotation.
Manager Pete Mackanin said Eickhoff's (hand) MRI came back "pretty clean," but the team decided to shut him down for the season anyway, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Eickhoff, who is dealing with nerve irritation in his right hand, was moved to the 60-day disabled list Saturday. He saw his velocity dip to an average of 89.4 mph in August, so the Phillies decided rest was the best course of action rather than trying to push him to return this season. Jake Thompson will take Eickhoff's spot in the rotation.
Eickhoff (hand) will miss the rest of the 2017 season after being transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Meghan Montemurro of The News Journal reports. There hasn't been any word on the results of Eickhoff's MRI from Friday, but the right-hander will indeed remain sidelined for the rest of the year after moving to the 60-day DL. The club made this move in order to create space for recently acquired reliever Kevin Siegrist, while Eickhoff will begin to rehab and recover from the nerve irritation that was bothering him during his latest start. News regarding his condition is sure to be released within the next few days, but there shouldn't be much concern for his availability heading into the 2018 campaign.
Eickhoff (hand) underwent an MRI on Friday, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The results of the MRI will determine if Eickhoff will be able to return from the disabled list this season. He left his last start because of nerve irritation in his right hand.
Eickhoff was placed on the 10-day disabled list with nerve irritation in his right hand. Eickhoff was forced out of his last start in the third inning due to the issue, and it's apparently serious enough to warrant a stay on the disabled list. With no timetable set for his return, it's unclear if he'll make another start for the big club this season. The 27-year-old owns a 4.71 ERA and 118:53 K:BB through 128 innings (24 starts) this year. Ricardo Pinto was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding roster move, while Jake Thompson will likely enter the rotation in Eickhoff's place.
Manager Pete Mackanin said Eickhoff (hand) will likely be placed on the disabled list, Stephen Gross of The Allentown Morning Call reports. Eickhoff exited Wednesday's game because of nerve irritation in his right hand, and it appears the ailment may be serious enough the require a stay on the DL. The Phillies will obviously wait to reevaluate him Thursday before making any decisions, but it sounds like Eickhoff is in line to miss his next turn in the rotation regardless. Should Eickhoff require a DL stint, the Phillies would likely add Jake Thompson to their rotation.